long time creeper on here finally getting around to posting.
i decided to do something similar to, albiet quiet different than, the ambition strikes build on YT.
exoskeleton built with 3" x 3" 3/16" aluminum. panels built with .040 aluminum glued to 1" blueboard glued to 1/4" birch.
its been quite the process so far and ive learned a lot. like not all rivets are waterproof. been talking about that one a lot lately. a lot a lot. didnt know that was one of the causes for the titanic sinking as well. thankfully this isnt the titanic.
this is made to fit an a 2500 silverado with an 8' bed for reference.
vulcan omnipro 220 welder with spoolgun
buying a three axis jig has been a huge help and has gotten everything within a 1/16" of an inch.
and a chinese air fan for welding has helped with my lungs
as you can see i plan on using this for skiing and hunting mostly with some biking and surf trips in the mix.